[microformats-discuss] XHTML tables as CSV-like "records"?

Luke Arno luke.arno at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 16:21:23 PDT 2005

On 10/2/05, Luke Arno <luke.arno at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/2/05, David Janes -- BlogMatrix <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> > Just in partial defense of people who do this, the reason (I think) this
> > happens is that pre-existing tags such as <h1> bring a lot of
> > _presentation_ baggage to to the table; the simplest -- though by no
> > means the best obviously -- is to simply route around the issue. I know
> > from personal experience trying to use <ul><li>* because that's what I
> > mean semantically in a presentation friendly manner is even uglier.
> >
> I feel your pain. Often the default styles provided by web browsers require
> some undoing. It would not be so difficult to write a stylesheet to give us
> more of a tabula rasa (as with styling Atom feeds and so forth.) I have a
> sense that this would create more work than it would eliminate. Perhaps
> there is a compromise: a "base" stylesheet that could provide defaults
> more appropriate to a more semantic breed of XHTML documents,
> especially those containing microformats.
> Is anyone else interested in this? Is there already anything like this?
> - Luke

Never mind. Ryan already answered this while I was writing my message.

I should have known that Tantek already did this.  ;-]

- Luke

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